Gemma begins to build trophy set

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:09 10 June 2010

GEMMA Ross is a young lady making her way in the world of equestrian sports and as a result she already has a trophy cabinet that is beginning to bulge!

GEMMA Ross is a young lady making her way in the world of equestrian sports and as a result she already has a trophy cabinet that is beginning to bulge!At the Novice Horse Show held at Nutwell Court, Lympstone, in May, the young rider gained a 3rd place in the Best Turned Out section and a 3rd for Best Combination and at the same time won a trophy for achieving the most senior member show points on the day.Gemma and her 13 year old 17hh Irish draught gelding called Murphy, had previously never won an award of any kind.Next up Gemma competed at the Open Horse Show, again at Nutwell Court, where she gained a 1st for Best Turned Out, which saw her awarded the Hatten trophy. She went on to also win a 2nd in the Best Combination category and, as she was the highest placed member, it meant that she also picked up the Royal Beacon Trophy.Gemma has owned Murphy for two and a half years and has been riding now for twelve years. Murphy is stabled in Venn Ottery and Gemma manages to find time to prepare Murphy for competitions whilst also working as a veterinary nurse.Gemma says: "We both enjoy competing at show jumping, dressage, showing and sometimes hunter trials. We are hoping to progress and to do as well as we possibly can as a team as long as we both have fun along the way, and have attended cross-country schooling sessions with Mary King and Jeanette Breakwell. Winning these trophies was just an unforgettable moment, and they will take pride of place at home".

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